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Jane Mather-Glass

Jane Mather-Glass / KBIA

Kristin Bowen is the leader of Columbia’s local Moms Demand Action group. Moms Demand Action is a locally-funded group that focuses on gun safety with chapters across the United States.

Bowen started the Columbia organization in 2015 because she said the issue of gun violence, like many parents, affected her emotionally.

A roundup of headlines from across the region, including:

Missouri CAFO Laws Take Effect

Police Leader Considering Recruitment Changes

St. Louis Hospital Investigates Vaping-Related Illnesses

Adult High School To Open In Columbia Tribune Building

Columbia Disabilites Commission Highlights White Cane Law

A roundup of headlines from across the region, including:

Missouri CAFO Laws Take Effect

Police Leader Considering Recruitment Changes

St. Louis Hospital Investigates Vaping-Related Illnesses

Adult High School To Open In Columbia Tribune Building

Columbia Disabilites Commission Highlights White Cane Law

Laws clamping down on local representatives’ ability to regulate large livestock operations in Missouri are now in effect.

The highly-debated laws that determine who can regulate concentrated animal feeding operations, known as CAFOs, had been stayed by court order, preventing them from taking effect. But Cole County judge Dan Green lifted that court order this week. Local elected representatives will not be able to pass any laws stricter than state laws that regulate industrial sized farms.

Laws clamping down on local representatives’ ability to regulate large livestock operations in Missouri are now in effect.

The highly-debated laws that determine who can regulate concentrated animal feeding operations, known as CAFOs, had been stayed by court order, preventing them from taking effect. But Cole County judge Dan Green lifted that court order this week. Local elected representatives will not be able to pass any laws stricter than state laws that regulate industrial sized farms.

A roundup of headlines from across the region, including:

Parson Told Not to Use First Amendment to Redact Information

Kansas City Council Approves Two Gun Ordinances

Forecasters Warn of Flash Flooding After Storms

Rolla Councilmember Resigns Over 2012 Conviction of Marijuana Possession